Girls Tennis: Park Rapids drops a pair of Mid-State Conference duals

The Panthers fell to 0-3 in conference matches after a 5-2 loss to Detroit Lakes and a 4-3 loss to Crosby-Ironton.

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CROSBY – Detroit Lakes and Crosby-Ironton handed the Park Rapids girls tennis team a pair of losses in Mid-State Conference matches during a triangular meet at Crosby on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Both conference rivals won three singles matches to spark the victories as Detroit Lakes posted a 5-2 win while C-I prevailed 4-3. C-I edged DL 4-3 in the other match.

Morgan Koppelman prevailed 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) over Anna Askelson at No. 1 singles while Mickey Clark and Macy Goochey won a first-set tiebreaker in a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory over Megan Lunde and Arianna Leitheiser at No. 1 doubles to account for the Park Rapids’ two wins against the Lakers.

Shailyn Hayes lost a close match at No. 2 singles to Jaden Mercil, who survived with a 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 decision. The Lakers won the other two singles matches in straight sets as Avery Klabunde topped Ella Ehler 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles while Allie Bolar defeated Nora Bolton 6-3, 7-5 at the No. 4 spot.

In the other matches, Abby Noll and Amaya LeCleir edged Emmy Goochey and Abby Runyan 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 2 doubles while Claire Pazdernick and Maren Strawsell posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kate Dravis and Rachel Ulvin at No. 3 doubles.


In exhibition matches, Sophia Gauthier and Destiny Haddy posted an 8-4 win in doubles while Lauren Cunningham dropped an 8-5 decision in singles.

Against C-I, Ehler rallied for a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 10-4 win over Brooke Johnson at No. 3 singles; Macy Goochey and Clark rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Emma Silgen and Lucy Lewandowski at No. 1 doubles; and Runyan and Emmy Goochey posted a 7-5, 6-3 win over Monica Fleming and Sydney Jones at No. 2 doubles for the Panthers.

The Rangers won the other four matches in straight sets as Tori Oehrlein defeated Koppelman 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles; Margaret Silgen defeated Hayes 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles; Claire Severson blanked Cunningham 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles; and Lillianna Young and Maria Smith defeated Ulvin and Dravis 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 doubles.

Nora Bolton prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in an exhibition singles match.

The two losses dropped the Panthers to 0-3 in conference duals and 3-5 overall.

Detroit Lakes 5, Park Rapids 2

No. 1 singles: Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Anna Askelson 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

No. 2 singles: Jaden Mercil, DL, over Shailyn Hayes 6-2, 2-6, 10-8.

No. 3 singles: Avery Klabunde, DL, over Ella Ehler 6-4, 6-2.

No. 4 singles: Allie Bolar, DL, over Nora Bolton 6-3, 7-5.

No. 1 doubles: Mickey Clark/Macy Goochey, PR, over Megan Lunde/Arianna Leitheiser 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

No. 2 doubles: Abby Noll/Amaya LeCleir, DL, over Emmy Goochey/Abby Runyan 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

No. 3 doubles: Claire Pazdernik/Maren Strawsell, DL, over Kate Dravis/Rachel Ulvin 6-2, 6-2.

Crosby-Ironton 4, Park Rapids 3

No. 1 singles: Tori Oehrlein, CI, over Morgan Koppelman 6-4, 6-2.

No. 2 singles: Margaret Silgen, CI, over Shailyn Hayes 6-2, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Ella Ehler, PR, over Brooke Johnson 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 10-4.

No. 4 singles: Claire Severson, CI, over Lauren Cunningham 6-0, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Macy Goochey/Mickey Clark, PR, over Emma Silgen/Lucy Lewandowski 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Abby Runyan/Emmy Goochey, PR, over Monica Fleming/Sydney Jones 7-5, 6-3.

No. 3 doubles: Lillianna Young/Maria Smith, CI, over Rachel Ulvin/Kate Dravis 6-3, 6-2.


1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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